Wednesday, May 5, 2021

McChicken shortage prompts imports

McDonald’s Restaurants Canada has been importing chicken nuggets from the United States because its supplier, Cargill, temporary closed down its plant in London because of COVID-19.

McDonald’s also told its franchise holders that it is unable to supply them with chicken raised without antibiotics for McChicken sandwiches.

It can supply chicken raised conventionally.

In the United States, both Sanderson Farms and Wayne Farms have told meetings with investors that they are short of workers.

They said consumer demand has been strong; for example, severe weather in Texas increased demand for fast-food-chains’ fried chicken.